Brownstown recognizes Students of the Month


Three boys were recognized as Brownstown Central Community School Corp. Students of the Month during Tuesday night’s board of trustees meeting in the administration office.

Those honored were sophomore Andrew Wheeles, sixth-grader Thai Daraswad and fourth-grader Kobe Stuckwisch.

Wheeles was selected by the high school’s English department.

“Andrew is a model student,” Principal Joe Sheffer said in reading the teachers’ nomination letter. “He is respectful, hardworking, organized and polite to everyone he encounters. His quality of work in the classroom is exemplary. His attitude and demeanor set him apart from his peers, and his sense of character and maturity are beyond his years. Andrew deserves to be recognized and possesses every characteristic of a model student at BCHS.”

The sixth-grade teachers described Daraswad as “a very kind and considerate young man” and said he truly exemplifies the school’s three Rs of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness.

“He is an outstanding student and is a pleasure to have in class,” Principal Doug McClure said in sharing the teachers’ comments. “He is hardworking, dependable and extremely conscientious academically.”

Outside the classroom, Daraswad is involved in sports.

“More than his classroom and extracurricular performance, the teachers admire his courteous behavior,” McClure said. “He is helpful and leads by quiet example. He is well-liked and respected by his classmates and teachers alike.”

McClure said he first met Daraswad last summer at the corporation’s Jackson County Fair booth.

“There was just something about the guy when I met him for the first time that I thought he is going to be a special kid in our school, so it does not surprise me that we are recognizing him this evening that he was selected by his sixth grade teachers,” McClure said.

Stuckwisch was chosen by his teacher, Elisa Reed, as Little Brave of the Month for sense of humor.

“Kobe always has the most unpredictable jokes. I can never guess the answer,” Principal Chrystal Street said in sharing Reed’s comments. “Kobe is a delightful student who works hard and always has a positive attitude. His sense of humor helps keep things light in the classroom. Even when I discipline him, he shows understanding with a nod and a smile.”

At the end of every school day, Reed said Stuckwisch never fails to remind her to have a good evening and give her a high-five, a fist-bomb and a hug.

“I truly appreciate the personality and humor that Kobe brings to the classroom,” Reed wrote. “He is an awesome kid.”